Annual Nature Activity
Standing Bear Winter Gathering
Quincy, Illinois

January, 2020


Location: Oakley Lindsay Center, 300 3rd Street, Quincy, IL

Dates: January 26 - January 27, 2019

     Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Description: To celebrate the return of our national bird, the great Bald Eagle, the Standing Bear Council hosts its annual Winter Gathering with a variety of activities throughout the weekend. The event honors Native American traditions with a variety of sacred ceremonies and entertainment features. Bald Eagles will be present all weekend for close up viewing with the blessing of the eagle ceremony to be held on Sunday at 10:30 am.

Native American vendors and food booths will be on site both days, offering authentic “Fry Bread” and fare. Native American dancers and drummers will perform throughout the event. Dancers dressed in Native regalia are invited to dance with prizes to be awarded. Native American vendors and food booths will be on site both days. There will be a children’s educational and activity area. There will also be information on the Native American Mounds in the Quincy area and history of the leader Chief Keokuk.

Participants are also encouraged to take advantage of eagle watching opportunities at Quincy’s Eagle Days on Saturday and Sunday at Quincy’s Lock & Dam #21 from 9 am - 2 pm each day. Rangers will be on hand with complimentary scopes at the site.

Small admission

For information call 217-577-1930 or the Quincy CVB at 217-214-3700

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